M&G Hangout: Teaching an essential service?
Should teaching be made an essential service?
That's the ANC's plan and, like nurses and doctors, it would then be illegal for teachers to go on strike.
Tweet us using #MGhangout and tell us what you think during our weekly live video on the topic.
The ruling party and government's plan, which has been in the wings for some time, is being met with fierce opposition by the South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu).
The Mail & Guardian's education team has been covering the issue for some time, and during today's edition education reporters Bongani Nkosi and Victoria John speak to Sadtu general secretary Mugwena Maluleke, who is threatening to strike over the plan.
Watch our live video with Nkosi and John here. We will put your questions and comments to the team.
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